Stats Of The Weird: Steelers Vs Broncos

Weird first half. Weird second half. Weird game. Weird season. Just…weird.

– The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up 27 points in a half was in 2013 against the Detroit Lions. Like today, the Steelers didn’t allow any points in the second half and won that game 37-27. Today, they won 34-27.

– The Steelers are 2-23 all-time when they allow 27+ points in the first half. As you can tell, those two wins have come in the last two instances. They’re on a roll!

– This is only the second time Ben Roethlisberger has ever completed 40 passes in a game. And only the second time he’s ever won a game when attempting at least 50.

– Steelers rushed for just 23 yards today. Fewest in a game since 2006 against the Baltimore Ravens. Fewest in a Steelers’ win since 1957. Free Depot subscription to anyone who was alive for that game.

– Since 1980, only three other players in NFL history have had 180+ receiving yards in three games in one regular season, as Antonio Brown reached today. They are: Roy Green in 1984, Isaac Bruce in 1995, and Calvin Johnson in 2012.

Ryan Shazier recorded his first INT since his sophomore season at Ohio State on October 27th, 2012.

Cam Heyward is the first Steelers’ DL to record 7 sacks in back-to-back seasons since Ray Seals in 1994-1995. Seals is the only other to do it since sacks were tracked in 1982.

Will Allen is having his best season ever from a purely statistical standpoint. Three sacks are the first of his NFL career while his 2 FFs are a single-season best.

– Twice this season, the Steelers’ opponent has gone over 120 penalty yards. Denver was at 127 today. From 1995-2014, it only happened twice. Very weird.

– This is also the second time this season the Steelers have allowed a single receiver to catch 10 passes for at least 180 yards. John Brown had the other. It’s the first time that’s ever happened twice in a year. It’s only happened seven times to the Steelers since 1960. Four of those have occurred since 2013.

– Last one. Fourth time since 2007 the Steelers have forced and recovered a fumble on the opposing team’s first possession. Second time this year. Last two other times were 2007 and 2008. James Harrison was involved in that one in ’07.

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